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People centric governance model: Conceptualizing the pillars of significance

Othman, Z. & Melville, R. (2016). People centric governance model: Conceptualizing the pillars of significance. Qualitative Report, 21(10),


This article explores corporate governance issue from the perspective of peoples’ governance. Using qualitative research approach, specifically, a grounded theory method, the paper explores the role of the pillar of significance in corporate governance practices. Interview was used as primary data, although document was also analysed. Analysis of the data revealed people centric governance is essential. Findings suggest that there are several pillar of significance in the corporations that provide strength to the corporate governance practices. Emerging theory suggests that the core of corporate governance lies on the people rather that the structure. The finding is useful as it impacted governance problem in such a way that the findings provides information that would enhance governance effectiveness in corporations. This study unlocked the perception that corporate governance flaws relate with corporate governance structure. This article offers originality and new insights in understudy of governance concept that commonly relate with economic perspective.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2016: Zaleha Othman, Rob Melville, and Nova Southeastern University. This work is licensed under aCreative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 4.0 License.
Publisher Keywords: Grounded Theory, Qualitative Research, Corporate Governance, People-Centric Governance.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Departments: Bayes Business School > Management
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